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What are my chances?

AstroPhysicAstroPhysic Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
Hey there!

I would appreciate any feedback on my chances of getting into George Washington University. I know that I am a long stretch, but it never hurts to try. I would be applying as a physics major.

SAT Math: 640
SAT CR: 570
(I know these are really low, but in my defense I had a fever while taking the test. Also, I'm unable to retake it at this point but I in practice I am scoring about a 28-29 on the ACT, so assume I were to get that.)

GPA UW: 3.30
GPA W:3.93
Class rank: 211/740

Rigor of classes:
Freshman year: All honor courses, no APs
Sophomore year: All honor courses, 1 AP
Junior year: All honor courses except for U.S. History, 3 APs
Senior year: All honor courses except for English, 6 APs

List of completed AP classes(Sophomore and Junior year):
-AP World History
-AP Physics B
-AP English
-AP Chemistry

List of Current AP classes(Senior year):
-AP Statistics
-AP Physics C: Mechanics
-AP Calculus AB
-AP Government(1st Semester)
-AP Macroeconomics(2nd Semester)
-AP Computer Science

Extra Activities:
-Robotics Team- 1 year
-Varsity tennis-3 complete years, in my 4th year
-Boy Scouts-9 years but did not obtain eagle scout
-In my fourth year of German language
-Various clubs in the school such as the Physics Club, Computer Science Club
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Replies to: What are my chances?

  • gwgradgwgrad Registered User Posts: 470 Member
    GPA- Very weak (for GW...), can't get into high school NHS with that GPA.

    SATs- Low

    ECs- Fine... somewhat interesting, actually, with robotics team and language learning.

    APs- Good number of AP classes.

    What kind of grades are you getting in physics/science classes? Any unique projects?

    Any chance of SAT IIs or SAT again?

    Any race or special hook? Are you from rural Alaska? Impoverished? Single mom? Illness?

    Maybe with a stellar essay and recommendation letters....

    Apply to some dream schools, but also apply to safety schools that match your numbers. You can as many realistic options of schools as possible when it comes time to choose a school based on financial aid. You don't want to not apply to a school you're interested in, but don't ONLY apply to schools whose average admission stats don't match yours. Apply to some schools you know you'll get into, too. Don't let not getting into a dream school bother you... it's just a college. You can always try again by transferring later, or attending grad school elsewhere. Good luck.
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